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Breast feeding positions

The best breast feeding position is the one that is comfortable and effective for you and baby. The most common positions are: CRADLE/CUDDLE Baby lies on your lap, tummy to …

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Human Milk Banking

Why did it take so many years for this vital service to return? Even though it is well known in Alberta that human milk is what all babies need to …

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Breastfeed in public: anytime, anywhere

Breastfeeding is the biologically normal way to feed human babies. However, negative attitudes towards breastfeeding in public are still a barrier to breastfeeding for many women. Meeting our babies’ most …

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Skin-to-Skin: A vital practice

I recently attended the Alberta Breastfeeding Committee’s conference: Infant feeding: Best practice steps for primary preventative care. Over 100 of Alberta’s health care professionals ranging from delivery room nurses to …

Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

1  Practice nursing in front of a mirror. The view from across a room is not the same as when you look down on yourself. Once you see how very …

Resolving Tongue-Tie

On January 31, 2011, my baby was born 7 1/2 weeks premature. Isaiah spent three weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). While he grew and made tentative first …

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Breastfeeding and the Brain

At birth, our babies are born with a brain one-quarter the size of our adult brains. In the first year of life, our brains nearly double in size. By the …

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Tongue and Lip Ties: Best Evidence

Tongue and lip tie (often abbreviated to TT/LT) have become buzzwords among lactation consultants bloggers and new mothers. For many these are strange new words despite the fact that it …